Joined: Aug 2009
Whenever (puff) I can't figure out (cough cough) what Bob Dylan is trying to say I always write it off to him (puff puff) being a fricken genius. BTW, is "monkey's butt" a metaphor for something? The music and the voice made the song almost hypnotizing. Thanks for sharing.
Another witty lyric from you, Calvin. And a good tune too. The stuff going on in the background - keyboard/accordian? - works really well, adding subtle textures to help create and atmosphere that supports the style of the song.
I think it would benefit from tidying up the vocal recording. Not sure what your recording technique is, but there are many plosives and suchlike on the voice - stand back from the microphone, dude, and get a pop filter. ;-)
It's always nice to see ya, Thanks for taking the time to listen and SMILE at my song. It's a flute. Funny how songs can evolve from just a simple little quote from another person. I'm always fascinated by that.
Thanks for writing this song! It definitely made my day! Great imagination and great writing!!! What is that high-pitched instrument in the background a waterharp? Very hard to put my finger on the feel. Kind of made me think of Alice Cooper.
"But please don't let the difference come between us The world could use a friendly hello "
I really like the way you sang that -- more of that stuff please. It really adds more variety and interest to you stuff when you try different things vocally. Now I know you can do just about anything you want. You really are getting good at this music production stuff.
You definitely are an "out-of-the-box" thinker. First time I heard the phrase "monkey's butt" in a song, and I liked it. Lyrically, I think it's pretty good. Only change I would suggest is maybe changing this phrase:
"But please don't let the difference come between us The world could use a friendly hello"
"But please don't let my actions (or antics) come between us The world could use a friendly hello"
When you use the word "difference", I don't know exactly what you mean. Different personality?
Musically, I personally would like to see it a little more upbeat and more contrast between the verses and the chorus. But your rendition works too. The flute gives it that "magical" feeling.